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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.
The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Benito Pérez Galdós (1843–1920)

Galdós, Benito Pérez (gäl’dōs). A Spanish novelist; born in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, May 10, 1843; died in 1920. He went to Madrid when a lad to study law; but instead began writing plays, till their persistent rejection by managers caused him to try novel-writing, in which he established his fame and his fortune. ‘The Family of Leon Roch’ (1878); ‘Doña Perfecta’ (1876); ‘The Disowned’ (1881), are among the best known of a long series of novels demonstrating that, as regards life, “few see it more clearly than Galdós.” He also wrote a number of plays. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).